The renovation and expansion of the Mardigian Library at the University of Michigan-Dearborn will create a campus hub for active learning, knowledge-sharing, and social interaction.

The master plan, followed by detailed programming and conceptual design, has created a vision and re-imagining of the library environment that will encourage collaboration, support a diversity of learning styles, and leverage the advantages of mobile computing. Developed in phases, the new library will serve as a social and intellectual center with connectivity to industry partners and community leadership.


  • Transforming a campus library in three-phased construction
  • Engaging students and stakeholders in evolution of master plan and conceptual design
  • Renovation will create an entrance, a variety of learning environments, and presentation spaces
  • Pilot programs will explore new library service concepts
  • 114,000 sf library space
“The library will be an essential part of the UM-Dearborn experience; a gathering place for learners, a campus hub for academic success and interdisciplinary collaboration, and a catalyst for integrated learning.”

Elaine Logan, Mardigian Library Director